January 21, 2009 - Belknap Crime Alert
Issued January 21, 2009
SPECIAL ATTENTION BELKNAP COMMUNITY
The University of Louisville Police Department was advised by a University of Louisville student that at approximately 3:12 AM on Wednesday, January 21, 2009 an unknown subject fired a shot at the car he was driving. The student and another student were sitting in the car at Unitas Towers when the offender approached the car. The offender displayed a handgun and hollered at the students. The driver seeing the weapon immediately drove away from the offender. As the students were driving away the offender fired a shot at the students striking the vehicle. Neither student was injured.
The victim described the suspect as a black male, 19-21 years, and 5’9” to 6’ in height. He was wearing a black jacket, dark pants, a red ski cap, and a white and black bandana around his face. The offender was armed with a handgun.
If you have any information on this case please contact the University Police at 852-6111.
The following are suggestions, which may help prevent you from becoming the victim of a robbery:
• Walk with a group of people, and if walking to a parking lot, do not the leave the area until everyone is safely in their vehicle.
• Remain alert and watchful for suspicious activity.
• Be alert for anything suspicious, especially two or more people just hanging around.
• If you sense something wrong, leave the area immediately.
The following are suggestions of things to do and not do during an actual robbery, and what to do after an assault occurs:
• Observe what the suspect looks like and develop a mental picture so that an accurate description can be given to the police.
• Don't chase or follow the suspect.
• Protect the crime scene. Leave everything as it is. Don't try to clean up or touch any possible evidence.
• Write down a description of the suspect including sex, race, height, weight, build, eye and hair color, scars or tattoos, jewelry, approximate age, and clothing. If possible, note in which direction the suspect fled. Remember do not chase the suspect.
Report any suspicious activity to the University Police at 852-6111.
Call the Department of Public Safety for escort services at 852-6111.